By Your Leave

9 Sep

We do not grieve the dead.

They have no need of it.

The grieving we do is purely for ourselves.

12 Responses to “By Your Leave”

  1. alice-in-wonder September 9, 2012 at 10:20 pm #

    Very true.

  2. dipali55 September 9, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    Absolutely! It is our loss that we mourn.

  3. Orange Jammies September 10, 2012 at 9:52 am #

    alice-in-wonder: Like the new moniker! 😉

    dipali55: Yes, usually. Unless it’s a young life cut short. But even so, we grieve primarily for ourselves.

  4. alice September 10, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    Thanks. It’ sthe old moniker though, which I’d shortened to alice. Was signed in today when I commented here, and so..

  5. BJ_On_the_right_coast September 11, 2012 at 8:06 am #

    Hello, I found your blog when I read your entry to the JMPE contest. I was hooked. Unbeknownst to you, I have spent many pleasurable minutes in your company as I devoured your previous entries. Your writing is a gift that keeps on giving. Thank you!

  6. Orange Jammies September 11, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    alice: Aha! Well, I like the old one. Which is the new one to me. But the old one to you. So now it’s the new-old one that I’m referring to. You get my drift? Wait, now I’m all tied up in knots. Never mind.

    BJ_On_the_right_coast: Welcome! Thank *you*, for taking the time to say hello. 🙂 Little Blogette and I are glad to have you with us.

  7. alice September 11, 2012 at 9:56 pm #


  8. Orange Jammies September 13, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    alice: 😉

  9. Dancing Fingers Singing Keypad September 17, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    So true and really well-said. Like the way you put forth bits of wisdom so succinctly.

  10. Orange Jammies September 18, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    Dancing Fingers Singing Keypad: Thank you kindly. 🙂

  11. Aunty G. September 19, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

    s/he dies young
    With their whole Life unsung
    The grieving is so great
    For those in remaining state
    It’s then one wonders if God’s wrong!

  12. Orange Jammies October 1, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

    Aunty G: 😦

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